Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLD

The York Theatre Company presents the final of three presentations in the Winter 2017 Musicals in Mufti Series: the 1969 musical Dear World, with book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, new version by David Thompson (based on an adaptation by Maurice Valency of the play The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux), music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, starring 6-time Emmy® Award and Tony® Award-winner Tyne Daly (Gypsy) as Countess Aurelia. Directed by Michael Unger, and with music direction by Christopher McGovern, the 13-member cast features feature Alison Fraser, Ann Harada, and Lenny Wolpe, with Dewey Caddell, J. Bernard Calloway, Ben Cherry, Stephen Mo Hanan,Erika Henningsen, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Peter Land, Gordon Stanley, and Kristopher Thompson-Bolden.

Check out photos from opening night below!

When a group of businessmen scheme to drill for oil in Paris, there is only one force in the world that can stop them: Countess Aurelia, the Madwoman of Chaillot. With the help of idealism, love, and poetry-not to mention two other madwomen, a local sewerman, and a pair of young lovers-the Countess fights to save Paris and the world from greed. With Dear World's opening on Broadway in 1969, Mr. Herman became the first composer-lyricist to have three productions simultaneously running on Broadway, and for her performance 2015 Oscar Hammerstein Honoree Angela Lansbury received the second of her five Tony® Awards. Michael Montel directs, with music direction by Christopher McGovern.The York Theatre Company's acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series of musical theatre gems, performed in a simply-staged, book-in-hand concert format, celebrates its twenty-second historic year of shows from the past that deserve a second look. Mufti means "in street clothes, without the trappings associated with a full production."

The limited engagement of Dear World plays 12 performances only, February 25 - March 5, 2017 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).

Photo credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy

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Musicals in Mufti Presents Dear World Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLD
James Morgan (Producing Artistic Director) Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLD
Christopher McGovern (Musical Director) Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLD
Alison Fraser, Tyne Daly and Ann Harada Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLD
Tonights Cast-Dewey Caddell, J. Bernard Calloway, Stephen Mo Hanan, Gordon Stanley, Peter Land, Lenny Wolpe, Alison Fraser, Tyne Daly, Ann Harada, Kristopher Thompson-Bolden, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Erika Henningsen and Ben Cherry Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLD
Alison Fraser, Tyne Daly and Ann Harada Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLD
Gordon Stanley, Peter Land, Lenny Wolpe, Kristopher Thompson-Bolden, Alison Fraser, Tyne Daly and Ann Harada Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLD
Lenny Wolpe, Tyne Daly and Ann Harada Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLD
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Gordon Stanley, Peter Land, Lenny Wolpe, Tyne Daly, Alison Fraser and Ann Harada Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLD
Alison Fraser, Tyne Daly and Ann Harada Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLD
Kristopher Thompson-Bolden, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Erika Henningsen and Ben Cherry Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLD
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Ben Cherry Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLD
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Louis Tucci, Michael Montel and Christopher McGovern Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLD
Michael Montel (Director) Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLD
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Michael Montel and Erika Henningsen Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLD
Erika Henningsen Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLD
Ann Harada Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLD
Ann Harada Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLD
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Peter Land Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLD
Peter Land and Gillian Lynne Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLD
Lenny Wolpe Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLD
Lenny Wolpe Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLD
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J. Bernard Calloway Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLD
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Sheldon Harnick Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLD
Hunter Ryan Herdlicka Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLD
Hunter Ryan Herdlicka Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLD
Hunter Ryan Herdlicka and Glenn Seven Allen Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLD
Alison Fraser Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLD
Alison Fraser Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLD
Evans Haile, Joan Ross Sorkin and James Morgan Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLD
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Bill Castellino and Christopher McGovern Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLD
Tyne Daly Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLD
Tyne Daly Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLD
Ann Harada, Tyne Daly and Alison Fraser Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLD
Tyne Daly Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLD
Tyne Daly and Michael Montel Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLD
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Stephen Mo Hanan, J. Bernard Calloway, Ann Harada, Peter Land, Alison Fraser, Tyne Daly, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Ben Cherry, Erika Henningsen, Michael Montel, Gordon Stanley, Dewey Caddell, Kristopher Thompson-Bolden and Lenny Wolpe Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLD
Evans Haile, James Morgan, Stephen Mo Hanan, J. Bernard Calloway, Ann Harada, Peter Land, Alison Fraser, Erika Henningsen, Ben Cherry, Dewey Caddell, Gordon Stanley, Kristopher Thompson-Bolden, Lenny Wolpe and Joan Ross Sorkin Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLD
Hunter Ryan Herdlicka and Alison Fraser

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